Saprobe



noun, Biology.
1.
saprophyte.
noun
1.
an organism, esp a fungus, that lives on decaying organisms; a saprotroph See also saprophyte

saprobe sap·robe (sāp’rōb’)
n.
An organism that derives its nourishment from nonliving or decaying organic matter.
sap·ro’bi·al (sā-prō’bē-əl) or sap·ro’bic (-bĭk) adj.

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